cisv international

CISV International is a global organisation of volunteers and participants dedicated to peace education through cross-cultural friendship. Through friendship, cooperation, and understanding at a grassroots level, we believe long lasting peace is possible and attainable.


That means in CISV we learn about the importance of creating friendships with all people from all over the globe and how we can achieve peace and bring about positive change in our world today.


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international people's project

An international community-based programme for people aged 19+, lasting 14-23 days


International People’s Projects (IPPs) are locally run projects that benefit a community and its environment. In partnership with local organizations, a group of volunteers from at least four different countries work together on a community project, such as combating environmental degradation, support for immigrants or an arts-based regeneration scheme.


IPPs are personally fulfilling, giving you the chance to learn new skills and ways of thinking and make lasting friendships. They are an opportunity to live and work as part of a community, in an authentic cultural experience that will make a genuine difference.


Around 25 volunteers participate in each IPP, including staff.


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